Student FAQ

Student FAQ

We have prepared a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions by new students. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions team.

We have a huge number of extra-curricular activities BSB. There is a club for every interest. See our Clubs and activities page for more information.

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Registration begins at 08.45. The school day finishes at 15.50 but many olders students stay later for extra-curricular activities. Lower Primary children (Kindergarten-Year 2) have slightly different hours. Kindergarten children finish at 14.00 rather than 15.50. On Wednesdays, all Lower Primary children go home at 11.50.

Yes, we have a Cafeteria which all students from Year 3 and upwards can use. Meals are freshly prepared on site and purchased with a prepaid card. The Cafeteria is open at break times for healthy snacks and during two separate sittings at lunch for Primary and Secondary School students.

Our menu has significant choice with hot meals (including a vegetarian option), a salad bar, sandwich and panini stations and baked potatoes available every day. Students are also permitted to eat a packed lunch in the cafeteria.

We do not make money out of the Cafeteria. Prices are kept to an absolute minimum and are set to match running costs.

The Cafeteria menu is published online a week in advance and provides allergy information for each meal.

 

For Primary School students, the Tintin Library is a bright, spacious area with over 6,000 books for younger children, while the Rubens Library offers over 15,000 books, computers, and reading areas. These Libraries also offer dual-language books for multilingual learning. 

Our Secondary School Library opens at 8.30 every morning and closes at 18.00. During that time, students can browse more than 16,000 books and e-books, read newspapers and magazines, or find a quiet place to study. Parents are also members of the Library and are welcome to borrow books from our extensive collection.

School uniforms are not common in mainland Europe. However, BSB students are expected to respect a dress code and ensure their clothing is appropriate for the learning environment. There is a school PE (sports) kit which all students must wear for PE from Year 3 onwards.

Our new Jacques Rogge Sports Centre has a 25m swimming pool, gymnastics arena, fitness suite, dance studio and multi-purpose sports hall. We also have outdoor pitches for sports like hockey and rugby.

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In an extensive survey conducted in 2016 across both Primary and Secondary Schools (by an independent research firm), BSB students said they thought "BSB was welcoming, respectful, inspiring, caring and encouraging."  Students at BSB are very happy owing to the "feel" of the place which is friendly and inclusive. Children across the school agreed that:

  • BSB is welcoming and friendly and that they make good friends;
  • They feel safe and secure;
  • Teachers are encouraging and inspire students to make good progress in their learning;
  • Classrooms are well-equipped;
  • Opportunities for sports and extra-curricular clubs are extensive.


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